New England/Northeast Prototype meet approaches!

Owens, David <DOwens@...>


Two days of clinics, model displays and camaraderie intended to teach you a
few new modeling tricks and to get you excited about doing some model

New England/Northeast
Prototype Modelers Meet
Noon to whenever May 30, 8 a.m. to whenever May 31, 2003
Canton Community Center, 40 Dyer Ave., Canton/Collinsville, CT
Fee is only $10 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Subject to change)
Friday May 30
Noon Registration begins/Model set up
12:30 p.m. David Geisler, "A Century of Canadian National"
2 p.m. Mike Rose, "Prototype Weathering"
3 - 7 p.m. Branchline tours and dinner on your own. Branchline tours
are limited to
20 people at a time. They take about 30 minutes. Sign up
ahead of time
with Dave Owens (dowens@...
7 p.m. First slide show - Bob LaMay, "Six Decades of Railroad Photography."
The late 1950s to 2003 - see it all - From Maine to Miami, Chicago to
Connecticut, day, night, rain, ice and snow. See trains in their environment
- action, scenics, roster, and from just about every angle to catch all
those details the modeler wants.
8 p.m. Second slide show - Pete McLachlan, "A Railfan's Career on the New
Haven, Penn Central and Conrail." Pete took a camera to work with him
darned near every day!
Saturday May 31
8 a.m. Registration/more model setup
9 a.m. Mike Tylick, "Scenery in Tight Places"
Andy Miller, "Kadee Coupler Tricks"
10:30 a.m. Jim Tylick, "Operations on the B&A"
Don Valentine, "Heavyweight Pullman Modeling"
Noon Break for lunch
1 p.m. Scott Mason, "Building Topnotch Craftsman Kits"
John Burroughs, "Wheelsets Really Matter"
2:30 p.m. George Barrett, "Modeling Prototype Vehicles"
Ben Brown, "Modeling Milk Cars"
4 p.m. John Greene, "Modeling Head End Equipment"
Al Hoffman, "Live Poultry Cars"
5:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
7 p.m. Keynote - Tony Koester, "Multilevel Design on the 1954 NKP"
8 p.m. Third slide show - Robert A. Buck, "The B&A in Photos"
9 p.m. Fourth slide show - Chuck Johnson, "NYC, PC and B&M around
Springfield, Mass."
Sunday June 1
At least six area layouts will be open to meet participants. Details
and sign-up sheets will be available at the meet.

DIRECTIONS: The meet is at the Canton Community Center, 40 Dyer Ave.,
Canton/Collinsville, Conn. From the north and east, take exit 39 off of I-84
and follow Route 4 west to Route 179 north into Collinsville. Bear right at
the gas station onto Maple Ave., then take the next left onto Dyer Ave. From
the west and south, take Route 8 to Exit 44 in Torrington, then take Route
202 east into Canton. After the 179/202 interesection, turn right onto Dyer
Avenue. (Drive all the way around the library to the back parking lot.) If
you get lost, call Dave Owens at 860-209-8155 or Fran Richard at

The heart of any prototype meet is the model display and all are encouraged
to bring models to display - even incomplete models. There are no contests
or judging. Come learn, show your models, and share your skills and
techniques with others.

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